Samuel Vaughn was born November 11, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, and died in Longview Texas January 12, 2013 at 86.

Mr. Vaughn served in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy, Mr. Vaughn graduated from the Miami University in Ohio and Georgia Tech with engineering degrees.

He moved from Kingsport, Tennessee, to Longview in 1951 with Texas Eastman Company, where he worked for 44 years, retiring as Director of Capital Programs.

Sam was a member of the Pine Tree School Board for 12 years, a charter member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, a member of Jamestown Society, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was a charter member of the Longview South Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and District Rotarian of the Year in 2012.